• Jelly Bean OTA for Nexus S now available!

    HoFo user awwong just dropped me a note that the OTA Jellybean update for the Nexus S was just pushed out.

    Did you get yours yet?

    I've updated my Nexus S (T-Mobile, Wind AWS variant) to Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean a few hours ago and have been testing it. So far I like the taste of it! I connected to wifi to make the download faster.
    More technical info here:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1736645

    This article was originally published in forum thread: Jelly Bean OTA for Nexus S now available! started by awwong View original post
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    1. NLer in Ottawa's Avatar
      NLer in Ottawa -
      Awesome! Are you rooted, or were you able to use the installer on Google's site? I tried it, but apparently manually updating is disabled in ics?

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    1. skifan's Avatar
      skifan -
      I successfully performed an update on my Wind Nexus S using the following procedure as found on the xda site. I had to repeat this procedure only twice to force the update.

      Originally Posted by satelwounds
      Hello,

      i use the Galaxy Nexus trick. (i had to proceed 10 times then it started the download)
      (Nexus s i9023 -> 4.0.4)

      1. System settings
      2. Apps
      3. all
      4. Google-Service-Framework
      5. Delete Data
      6. Force stop
      7. go to Homescreen
      8. System settings
      9. about Phone
      10. Systemup dates (last time of updatechecking should be 01.01.1970)
      11. Check now
      12. if not work go to point 1.

      It took me about 10 minutes to get Jelly Bean on my phone. it works great and smoothly as hell.

      cya and good luck
    1. awwong's Avatar
      awwong -
      Quote Originally Posted by NLer in Ottawa View Post
      Awesome! Are you rooted, or were you able to use the installer on Google's site? I tried it, but apparently manually updating is disabled in ics?

      Sent from my Nexus S using HowardForums
      I did this over the air with stock ICS 4.0.4. No rooting or forcing the update, just a check-in in the settings menu. I seemed to work better with wifi though, as using my mobile network seemed to be taking forever.

      However, my wife's Nexus S on the same network has not received any update notification, even with doing the check-ins, so ymmv.
    1. new_tradition's Avatar
      new_tradition -
      Quote Originally Posted by skifan View Post
      I successfully performed an update on my Wind Nexus S using the following procedure as found on the xda site. I had to repeat this procedure only twice to force the update.
      I see Disable Data, not Delete Data for Step 5 on my Nexus S (AWS). Is that the same thing?
    1. TadMorose's Avatar
      TadMorose -
      My wife's Nexus S (9020A) got it this afternoon OTA.
    1. skifan's Avatar
      skifan -
      Quote Originally Posted by new_tradition View Post
      I see Disable Data, not Delete Data for Step 5 on my Nexus S (AWS). Is that the same thing?
      My Wind Nexus S actually says "Clear Data" when in the 'Google Services Framework' App. Then proceed to 'force stop' the app.
    1. CGY Guy's Avatar
      CGY Guy -
      I didn't have to force stop. I just went to System Updates after that, and there it was.
    1. gate13's Avatar
      gate13 -
      Have had 4.1.1 for 3 days now and my battery life has been horrible no more then 8 hours before phone dies anyone else have battery problems?
    1. CGY Guy's Avatar
      CGY Guy -
      Battery life seems to be the same on my NS. If you're using Google Now a lot, that's probably it. I've found it to be a battery hog.
    1. amin123's Avatar
      amin123 -
      I found 2 major problems with jellybean with nexus s..
      First of all, wifi sucks.. I use wpa enterprise network at work and After updating to JB I can't stay connected for long.. wifi restarts every few mins..

      Another problem is battery life.. uses about 20 to 30% more battery..

      Any idea when will we get new update to solve wifi issue???

      Thanks

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    1. shmish's Avatar
      shmish -
      My Nexus S battery is draining in 4 hours with the phone idle. I've turned of all syncing on my accounts but that doesn't seem to help. My phone is unusable right now. Is there any way to go back to a previous OS version?

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    1. Sir Topas's Avatar
      Sir Topas -
      I think the poor battery life might be a combination of Google Now running coupled with the fact that my Nexus S is almost 2 years old and the battery is losing capacity due to aging. It also seems like Jellybean uses way more RAM. The phone gets hot quickly when multitasking, things start slowing down (not so "buttery") and I only have 30-40 MB of RAM free. A hard reset fixes it temporarily until I start using the phone throughout the day for multiple functions. I'm still a fan of JB, I just think the hardware is showing its age.
    1. stasek's Avatar
      stasek -
      I just picked up a used Nexus S from Cow boom (mint condition) and haven't noticed any battery life change after the JB update.

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    1. CGY Guy's Avatar
      CGY Guy -
      Quote Originally Posted by shmish View Post
      My Nexus S battery is draining in 4 hours with the phone idle.
      I can only think you have one or more apps creating this problem. My NS gets a minimum day and a half before hitting 40% charge levels.

      Check Settings/ Battery to see what's killing it.
    1. shmish's Avatar
      shmish -
      Quote Originally Posted by CGY Guy View Post
      I can only think you have one or more apps creating this problem. My NS gets a minimum day and a half before hitting 40% charge levels.

      Check Settings/ Battery to see what's killing it.
      You'd think, but the battery problem showed up immediately after the latest update where I hadn't done anything else to the phone. However, that's a good suggestion to look at the battery useage.

      Exhange Services is taking up 57% battery. I don't have an exchange account.
      I also removed my hotmail account, cleared data. I went to settings - apps - all. I found exchange services and clicked on "disable." Rebooted the phone. My battery still has exchange services at 46%. I go to settings - apps - all and exchange services is not there any more. I have no idea on how I can turn off or get rid of the exchange services.

      cheers
    1. rawrr_847's Avatar
      rawrr_847 -
      sweeet(; Gonna go check it outtt
    1. lmcjipo's Avatar
      lmcjipo -
      I got the update on my Fido Nexus-S (Rogers SIM in it) a few days ago when I woke up and accepted the update. My phone was not rooted (and didn't have any custom ROMs on it).

      I accepted the update (it took about 15 minutes).

      So far, there doesn't seem to be any issues with it. The only thing that I noticed (I'm not sure if it is related to the 4.0 update or not since I didn't use it) was that Vonage application now doesn't show the contact names.
    1. CGY Guy's Avatar
      CGY Guy -
      Quote Originally Posted by shmish View Post
      My battery still has exchange services at 46%.
      So, it went from 57% to 46%? Good. The stats change over time. I disable all services I don't use, and have from the ICS update. See how it goes over the next few days, and let us know.
    1. Steveanderson13's Avatar
      Steveanderson13 -
      He can also look at settings/applications/running.

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    1. shmish's Avatar
      shmish -
      Just to follow up... I decided to reset my phone. And hour or so later, my battery life was back to normal (or better) and the phone is definitely snappier.


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